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Fresh From the Can: Cranberry Beers and Ciders for the Holiday Table Food & Drink by

Whether you’re looking for something different to pair with beef brisket or need a companion for that slice of apple pie, make room for these cranberry beers and ciders at your holiday meal. 

Three Beers to Pair with a Bowl of Chili Table Mates by

Gary Valentine, beer director for Chicago’s Girl & The Goat, Duck Duck Goat, and Little Goat, offers three beer pairing suggestions for one of North America’s greatest culinary creations: chili.

How to Homebrew Any Style of White Beer with a Universal Base Recipe BYOB by

Starting with a universal white beer recipe as a base allows homebrewers to travel the world of beer styles by swapping out just a few key ingredients.

How to Make a Molechelada Beer Cocktail Kindred Spirits by

Replacing the Mexican lager in a Michelada with Second Self Beer Company’s Mole Porter adds more body and malt sweetness, putting a new twist on this classic beer cocktail.

Gilded Trophy, a Beer Cocktail with Rye Whiskey and Rauchbier Kindred Spirits by

A splash of smoky German Rauchbier adds a layer of complexity to a cocktail with bold notes of pineapple, lemon, and rye whiskey.

Kill Your Darlings: A Streamlined Recipe for Homebrewed Barleywine BYOB by

Even the most beloved homebrewing recipes can benefit from revision, like this streamlined Barleywine recipe that cuts five malts down to one: Maris Otter.

Beef Stout Stroganoff Cooking with Beer by

A few key recipe tweaks—including the addition of an Oatmeal Stout—infuse the finished stroganoff with layers of scrumptious flavor and texture, yielding a balanced yet complex version of a nostalgic comfort dish.

Three Beers to Pair with a Lobster Roll Table Mates by

We asked Row 34 beer director Suzanne Hays to select three beers to accompany this simple—yet scrumptious—New England classic.

Three Beers to Pair with Nashville Hot Chicken Table Mates by

Nick Bishop, Jr., suggests three Tennessee-brewed beers to complement the hot chicken served at his family’s Nashville-based eatery, Hattie B’s.

How to Make a Sea Mule Beer Cocktail Kindred Spirits by

The four other ingredients in Chesapeake & Maine’s light, tart, and citrus-forward Sea Mule cocktail serve to accentuate the prominent flavors of Dogfish Head’s sessionable SeaQuench Ale.

Abnormal Beer Company’s Boss Pour and Mocha Stout Beer Reviews by

Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.

The Civil Life Brewing Company’s Vienna Lager Beer Reviews by

The Vienna Lager from Civil Life Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Mo., is as authentic as you can get outside of Austria.

Hops Of Wrath: A Low-ABV Beer Cocktail with Bourbon, Lemon, and West Coast IPA Kindred Spirits by

This quaffable beer cocktail has big citrus notes and a bitter palate-cleansing stage, making it refreshing and complex in flavor without send you over the edge after a few drinks.

Winter Beer Stollen Cooking with Beer by

Modify a recipe for stollen, a traditional German holiday bread, with ingredients like raisins soaked in rum barrel-aged Stout or Eisbock-soaked dried fruit.

The Benefits of Revising Homebrew Recipes BYOB by

In the spirit of the New Year, here’s a fresh look at an old homebrew recipe—one that improves on a Saison by ditching the spices and adding Brettanomyces.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Founders head brewer Jeremy Kosmicki reveals the five beverages that inspired Kentucky Breakfast Stout, from Redhook Double Black Stout to Jim Beam.

Double Mountain Brewery’s Killer Green, Killer Red, and Killer Lion Beer Reviews by

These three beers from Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, Ore., feature fresh hop variations with hops harvested from Sodbuster Farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Blackberry Farm Brewery’s Boundary Tree Beer Reviews by

If you’re looking for a near perfect example of the style, hunt this Saison down or run through the rest of Blackberry Farm’s portfolio, which is loaded with similar beers and other Belgian-influenced offerings.

Spiced Cauliflower Taco: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

A taco without meat can be awesome, but a taco without beer? Not a chance! Discover three pairings for a cauliflower-based taco from Los Angeles-area breweries.

Homemade Marshmallows with Pumpkin Ale Cooking with Beer by

From hot chocolate to sweet potato casserole, fluffy marshmallows made with pumpkin ale add a festive touch to a multitude of holiday dishes.

Sage Advice: Homebrewing a Savory Tripel BYOB by

This year, forego dessert-inspired holiday ales with this recipe for a Tripel that borrows a savory ingredient from the main course: white sage.

pFriem Family Brewers’ Sour IPA Beer Reviews by

The controlled acid profile in this kettle-soured IPA allows the desired hoppy, fruity, and sour elements to be distinctly noticeable yet still play well together.

Walking Tree Brewery’s Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barnacled Manatee 2017 Beer Reviews by

Beginning with the Walking Tree’s Barleywine from the year prior, the 2017 barrel-aged edition of Barnacled Manatee spent eight months in French oak red wine barrels from Napa.

Midnight Negroni, a Beer Cocktail with Serrano-Infused Gin and Stout Foam Kindred Spirits by

Pedal Haus Brewery’s Midnight Negroni is a warming cocktail designed to be sipped on crisp autumn nights spent by the bonfire.